We are getting back into school work and I thought it would be nice to show you some of the activities included in the Back to School Preschool Centers | Morning Tubs unit I recently made!
We took a long break from blogging. O.K; we took a very l-o-o-ng break! I knew it would be impossible to keep doing “school work” with Filip, blog about it AND create new resources, so I decided to focus on work for a while.
We started with a line tracing activity. This actually proved to be a difficult task for Filip as he struggled to make a straight line down. He insisted on resting his has on the table as he traced down the lines, creating all kinds of funky little zig-zags. (Click the photo to get it!)
On the last try, he decided to take my advice and he lifted his hand off the table as he traced down. See? Perfect line!
Next, he helped get the lost Nursery Rhyme characters back into their storybooks by tracing the curved lines, left to right. (Click the photo to get it!)
Then, we worked on some fine motor skills with an alphabet sorting center. (Click the photo to get letters A-D.)
Seeing as my lil’ man’s name starts with F, we decided to practice tracing F with this page. As with our play dough mats, Filip started by finger-tracing the letter. (Click the photo to get upper and lower case letters A-D.)
Personally, I like these tracing mats more than the play dough mats we have been using for our Preschool Letter of the Week series. I just love the fact that the directions are inside the letter and show the exact beginning point for each stroke. Of course, the dotted tracing line is also perfect for young kiddos learning to write!
We then did some number sorting by placing the crayons into the correct packets. (Click the photo to get numbers 1-3).
Filip sorted the crayons by putting them inside each packet…
But you could also sort them by placing the crayons under each corresponding number packet.
While we were absent from blogging, Filip turned 5. Yep. My baby is a big boy now, so he tells me. For this reason, we decided to use the number 5 tracing mat. (Click the photo to get numbers 1-3).
And then we used some dice, 5 side up, to represent the number on the 10 frame.
We also sorted some objects by color. Of course, the jars can also be used for sorting objects from your home or classroom – not just the pictures included in the packet! (Click the photo to get the colors below.)
Then we sorted square and circle pictures to the correct mats. (Click the photo to get the shapes below.)
And we finished off with a super-fun fine motor activity. We used some small blue gems, but you could use absolutely any small object to place inside each circle. (Click the photo to get it!)
And there you have it; a sneak peek at what’s included in our Back to School Preschool Centers. I warn you; there is quite a bit of laminating and cutting involved, but it that’s the sacrifice required to make learning fun, then I think it’s totally worth it!
Click here or on n the picture below to purchase the Back to School Preschool Centers | Morning Tubs.
If you would like something with less prep for your preschoolers, you may like the Back to School No Prep Worksheets and Activities unit.
See you soon with more from our Preschool Letter of the Week series!
Happy Teaching 🙂